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The hijacking of the Sonics has led to many portrayals of Oklahomans as benighted, bigoted rubes. Which is a little unfair--except when you're talking about

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Clay Bennett Gets His Don Imus On

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The hijacking of the Sonics has led to many portrayals of Oklahomans as benighted, bigoted rubes. Which is a little unfair--except when you're talking about the team's owners.

Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward are of course notorious gay marriage-haters (and how we've delighted in the former's misfortunes); now the ownership team's public face, the guy the New York Times portrayed as a misunderstood renaissance man, has allegedly been quoted on his 16-year-old son's Facebook page making derogatory remarks about high-school cheerleaders and sharing, as parodic blogger Claymate Bennett puts it, his "unique brand of racially charged humor."

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Assuming this is real, David Stern can't be too happy. Nor can be Bennett. Says my friend Sujan, "He's probably beating his kid right now."

 
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